The Quincy Community Theatre has seating for 498 people—184 in the orchestra section and 314 in the mezzanine. The thrust-style stage is 40’ wide and 22’ tall, with a 15’ apron in front of the proscenium. Nine sections of this apron can be removed to reveal the orchestra pit. The pit has space for up to 25 musicians and their equipment.
Lighting and sound are computer-controlled from a booth at the back of the auditorium and from a soundboard located between the theatre’s orchestra section and the mezzanine. The backstage area is 80’ wide, 50’ tall, and 32’ deep. It features drive-up capability and ample storage for sets and props.
The backstage area also features an elaborate fly system used to raise and lower scenery. A large set of doors separates the backstage area of the theatre from the scene shop. Each door is 22’ high x 6’ wide and weighs approximately 3500 pounds. The size and bulk of the doors facilitates the moving of scenery from the shop to the stage and helps to soundproof the stage from the scene shop.
The Lab Theatre
A 40’ x 40’ foot soundproof Lab Theatre is used for rehearsals, auditions, meetings, cast parties, and as overflow dressing rooms for large musicals. The venue also serves as a secondary performance space, boasting a full lighting grid and sound system.